Take Notes: Scent Fatigue

An educational series meant to make you a scent expert. We explore all things scent-related and guide you along the way. 

LET’S TALK ABOUT OLFACTORY FATIGUE.
If you suddenly can’t pick up a scent from your all-time favorite candle or diffuser, you might be experiencing olfactory fatigue. In other words, your nose has gotten used to the scent! Olfactory Fatigue is a sensory adaptation. It enables your body to adapt to prolonged exposure to smells so that your nervous systems don’t become overloaded, as it needs to be ready to respond to new smells. The human body and our senses work in curious ways. This is totally normal (and solvable), and can happen after using the same scent for a long period of time. 

TO AVOID IT, KEEP A STEADY ROTATION.
Swap out your go-to scents or product types when you notice its strength fading, try different types of fragrances through your home – like fresh scents in the bathroom and cozy ones in the bedroom. Mixing up scents will help you continue to notice the fragrances while mixing up product type (i.e., occasionally swapping candles for incense or room sprays) will allow you to experience it in new ways! 

HOW DO YOU ADD A NEW SCENT TO YOUR SPACE?
While scent is extremely personal, you’re likely drawn to a certain fragrance family whenever you’re scent shopping, so look for notes that are similar to your tried and true. If you’re into woody, earthy blends, try out our newest scent, Cedar & Sagebrush. If you’re into bright, clean blends, bring Los Angeles or Swell into your rotation. And If you’re into cozy, warm scents, we definitely suggest Piñon, Dusk, and Moonrise. 

Avoid olfactory fatigue by bringing something new into your space – explore our full collection today + enjoy free shipping on all orders to the contiguous U.S.! 

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